Secondary Maths Collection 17 - Topic Special: A Level Applied
Collection Author: Craig Barton - Maths AST and creator of www.mrbartonmaths.com (TES Name: mrbartonmaths)
A Level mathematics isn’t all about differentiation, integration and volumes of revolution. The fact that one third of the total marks available at A Level are made up of the two applied modules (whether they be Statistics, Mechanics or the ever popular Decision) is a bonus for many students who often find these modules far more accessible than their Core cousins - especially the notorious black sheep of the family, Core 3! Time pressures often dictate that the Applied modules, much like the Core, have to be taught in a traditional, teacher-led way. The danger here, of course, is that might not be appropriate for all students and some may find themselves left behind. This collection of resources is designed to throw up a few new ideas for tackling the Applied modules.
Top 10 Resources:
- An outstanding way of illustrating to your statistics students exactly how the least squares regression line works.
- Another excellent RISP activity to get students thinking much more deeply about mathematics.
- The old GCSE Statistics course contains lots of content now found in the S1 A Level module, which makes this CIMT resource well worth a look at.
- If your students study the Edexcel S1 course, then this resource is likely to come in very handy for focussing revision.
- What is the perfect way to spice up A Level Statistics revision?… a treasure hunt!
- An interactive way of studying Primms and Kruskals algorithms. It never ceases to amaze me just what can be done on Excel.
- 50 statements that the pupils to can use to quickly assess how much they know (or don’t know) for the M1 exam.
- Another fantastic use of Excel, this time to study the Geometric distribution.
- A very well put together PowerPoint on using graphs and equations of motion.
- A comprehensive guide to the Bubble, Shuttle and Quick Sort algorithms for D1.